Stories by Agam Shah

See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.

Intel sells more tablet chips but profits fall

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

Toshiba's 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week.

Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches

Enterprise IT vendors are rushing to protect users from the Heartbleed bug, which has been found in some servers and networking gear and could allow attackers to steal critical data -- including passwords and encryption keys -- from the memories of exposed systems.

Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position.

Allwinner bringing 4K video to smartphones and tablets

Allwinner, one of the biggest providers of chips for low-cost smartphones and tablets, is stepping up its efforts to bring 4K video to handheld devices.

BlackBerry plans to renew enterprise focus to lure back customers

BlackBerry is not going to bail out of the handset business, but needs to return to its enterprise roots to reverse its slide, according to CEO John Chen.

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Windows XP expiration couldn't save PC market in Q1

The looming threat of running an unsupported OS wasn't enough to save PC shipments from continuing their slide in the first quarter.

Motorola Mobility names Osterloh COO as Lenovo acquisition looms

Rick Osterloh has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Motorola Mobility, the Google business unit that is being acquired by Lenovo.

Intel cuts 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica, consolidates some operations in Asia

Intel is cutting 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica as it takes steps to cut 5 percent of its workforce by the end of the fiscal year.

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Intel and SGI test full-immersion cooling for servers

Intel and SGI have been testing a supercomputer that's kept cool by submerging the electronics completely in fluid, a system they say can dramatically reduce energy bills.

Startup claims wearables with its chips can have up to 30 days of battery life

A startup has developed processors it claims could let wearable devices run for up to a month without a battery charge.

More low-price Android tablets coming from Lenovo

More inexpensive Android tablets with prices from $US129 to $US249 are coming from Lenovo.

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections

Intel is bringing peer-to-peer computer networking capabilities to Thunderbolt 2 with a feature that allows Macs -- and soon, PCs -- to connect directly for high-speed data transfers.

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